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Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6470


Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6470
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6470 (LifeBook N Series)
17.10 inch 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
4.6 kg ( = 162.26 oz / 10.14 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1600 Euro



Average Score: 57% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 73% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6470

40% Fujitsu LifeBook N6470 Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English version
Fujitsu's LifeBook N6470 desktop replacement laptop is designed as a mobile mulotimedia platform. This includes a Blu-ray compatible optical drive for playing back high definition movies and an ExpressCard HDTV tuner card. The problem is that the display doesn't truly support the full 1080p making it a less than desirable mobile media platform.
2 von 5, Mobilität schlecht, Display mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 40%
74% Fujitsu LifeBook N6470
Source: CNet English version
We were surprised at how much we like the Fujitsu LifeBook N6470. The unassuming matte-black case on this 17-inch desktop replacement doesn't exactly look luxe, and it lacks such headline-grabbing features as SLI graphics and a high-definition optical drive. Well-rounded in both features and performance, the large Fujitsu LifeBook N6470 combines computer and entertainment hub in one desktop-replacement laptop.

7.4 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Fujitsu LifeBook N6470 Review
Source: English version
While overall performance numbers on the LifeBook more than held their own, this notebook is largely a case of a good specs sheet being let down by a lackluster user experience. With battery life that's little short of awful, an unpleasant keyboard, lots of flex and a generally unappealing look and feel, the N6470 seems to offset its strong characteristics (beautiful screen, quick processor and plenty of RAM, multimedia capabilities) with some noteworthy irritations and disappointments. If the N6470 cost $500 less, it would be much easier to overlook many of these warts, but at its current price there are simply too many good options out there.
Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 40%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600: This is a DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI and direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS graphic card for laptops and performs in games much better than the Nvidia card.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.6 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

Fujitsu-Siemens: Fujitsu, founded 1935, is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. The partnership with Siemens AG was established in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated, FSC ended to exist. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".

Fujitsu-Siemens reviews

57%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2008-04- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)